20-year-old sues FBI over GPS tracker on his car

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, March 4, 2011 11:10 EDT
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When 20-year-old American student Yasir Afifi discovered a GPS tracking device on his car, he first thought it was a bomb. After sharing images of the device online, he learned that it was actually a tracking device placed by the FBI, but after being confronted about it, the bureau threatened prosecution if he did not return it.

Now Afifi is suing, and the FBI still won’t say why they were tracking him. He appeared Wednesday on a state-sponsored Russian television network to explain his ordeal. Click here to read more about his case.

This video is from Russia Today’s The Alyona Show, broadcast March 2, 2011.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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